|Author (Person)||Bang, Henrik|
|Publisher||The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)|
|Series Title||EUROPP Blog|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary|
Populism is not just a symptom of older people’s nostalgia for traditional values, writes Henrik P Bang. It is a rejection of a global neoliberal creed that pits individuals against each other. The hard-won social capital and notions of fairness that older generations prize have been replaced by a race for success in which human relationships exist as much online as in the real world. But if the young are not tempted by populism, they should realise that the technologies they have adopted can be used for political as well as technocratic ends.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Children | Young People, Political Parties, Populism|